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Achieving IT independence through open-source

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The unwelcome possibility arose that we might have to purchase these expensive systems all over again in a few years, once support for the discontinued products ceased.

In fact, this kind of dependence on a few large foreign software vendors is a common hazard in many industries.

Fortunately, Kazi Farms group, the parent company of Deepto TV, also runs a software company called Sysnova which has helped our other businesses to run on free and open source software.

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